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Hi Guys,

Im looking at getting some wheel spacers front and back on the standard alloys 235/35/19 all round. Just wanted to know which ones are recommend and sizes for both front and rear really. Also would i need to change my bolts or will the standard ones fit fine.

Cheers guys,

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Due to spacer issues I’m having some delivered on Monday which are CNC from billet. They are being made to match the hubs and exact wheel fitting, including custom length lip on the wheel side to extend in and far as possible to increase strength. I will post the name of the ones which weren’t good enough and the details of the new ones.

I’m pretty sure you will need longer bolts and for the cost of them it’s well worth it just for safety reasons.
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Whatever your spacers measure you have to get bolts longer by that much. 10 mm spacer = 10 mm longer bolts.


I’d be suprised if you get much spacer on the rear with 235’s all round.
I can’t run 235’s without rubbing on compression of suspension on undulating roads. Spacers would make it worse. .
I got the wider 8.5j alloys and 255’s on the front instead and kept the 8.0j 225 on the rear.

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Due to spacer issues I’m having some delivered on Monday which are CNC from billet. They are being made to match the hubs and exact wheel fitting, including custom length lip on the wheel side to extend in and far as possible to increase strength. I will post the name of the ones which weren’t good enough and the details of the new ones.

I’m pretty sure you will need longer bolts and for the cost of them it’s well worth it just for safety reasons.


Cheers dude 👍

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Whatever your spacers measure you have to get bolts longer by that much. 10 mm spacer = 10 mm longer bolts.



I’d be suprised if you get much spacer on the rear with 235’s all round.
I can’t run 235’s without rubbing on compression of suspension on undulating roads. Spacers would make it worse. .
I got the wider 8.5j alloys and 255’s on the front instead and kept the 8.0j 225 on the rear.


Cheers dude, thanks for the info.

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The mrs old car had 10mm spacers all round, was tight on the back with the 225’s, I’m sure booker had the same but with 235’s all round 🤔 his car was slightly lowered as well

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So with new bolts im guessing new locking wheel nuts as well.

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Yes mate 👍

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Yes mate 👍


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Whatever your spacers measure you have to get bolts longer by that much. 10 mm spacer = 10 mm longer bolts.


I’d be suprised if you get much spacer on the rear with 235’s all round.
I can’t run 235’s without rubbing on compression of suspension on undulating roads. Spacers would make it worse. .
I got the wider 8.5j alloys and 255’s on the front instead and kept the 8.0j 225 on the rear.


Hi Paul, do you have SB or saloon? I ask because my new,saloon will have square all round with 8.0j and ET 42. I have ordered 8.5j ET 35 with 235 tyres all round. Worried now 😞

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8P, so sportback only.




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